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  • Roland Emmerich


  • John Cusack
  • Thandie Newton
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Geophysicist Dr. Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel Ejiofor), part of a global team investigating the effect on the Earth of solar radiation, discovers that the Earth's core is heating up faster than expected. Meanwhile, sci-fi writer Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) stumbles on the same information. As world leaders race to build arks to escape the impending catastrophe, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. The film includes references to the Mayan and Mesoamerican Long Count calendars in its portrayal of the disastrous events.

Past Programs


Are we all doomed come December 21, 2012?

Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY

Solar Neutrinos

SIFF Cinema Uptown, Seattle, WA